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Weathercast: Warm weekend followed by a slight midweek cool-down

Expect warm temperatures, partly cloudy skies and a 25% chance of rain this weekend through Tuesday, Al Thomas says in this installment of The Wilson Times Weathercast brought to you by …

North Johnston senior quarterback Camden Aycock (10) looks downfield for a running lane while running back Camron Privette trails behind in case of a pitch on Sept. 13 during a 29-15 win against Smithfield-Selma. Any time the Panther offense faced a deficit, the team responded to the Spartans on the next drive. Jack Frederick | Times

Barnett, North Johnston capture ugly first win

SMITHFIELD — North Johnston High varsity football head coach Michael Barnett’s first win, by no means, will be his prettiest. But as the ice chips from an emptied cooler started being …

Princeton 8th in first AP 1-A poll

Two wins to start the season, including one over Pamlico County — last year’s  North Carolina High School Athletic Association 1-A runner up — impressed the voters as the …

Local news

School district’s proposed comments policy still restricts topics

SMITHFIELD­-A revised public comment policy which would still restrict topics addressed by speakers received its first reading at the Sept. 10 Johnston County Board of Education meetng.  …
Yanez

Man charged with sexual assault on 6-year-old

GOLDSBORO — Sheriff's deputies have charged a Wayne County man with sexually abusing a 6-year-old girl. Benito Miranda Yanez Jr., 27, of Atlas Price Road east of Mount Olive, was arrested …
School Sports
North Johnston's Hailey Medlin jumps to redirect a ball over the net toward a hole in the Smithfield-Selma defense during a 3-0 victory over the Spartans on Sept. 10 in Kenly. Jack Frederick | Johnstonian News

Panthers sweep SSS volleyball after early battle

KENLY — Midway through the first set, the Smithfield-Selma volleyball team stood just four points away from taking a 1-0 lead on North Johnston. But ahead by seven points on the same team …
James Kenan linebacker Lincol Figueroa (51) scoops up a fumble by North Johnston during a 17-0 victory over the Panthers on Monday night.

Turnovers sink North Johnston in Monday loss to James Kenan

KENLY — In an eventual 17-0 loss to Warsaw James Kenan, the ability to punctuate drives with a touchdown proved to be elusive for the North Johnston High football team on Monday …
Pro Sports
Ryan Repko celebrates in victory lane after winning the first of two Late Model races Sunday at Southern National Motorsports Park in Lucama. Repko also captured the first race in a Late Model doubleheader Saturday.

Ryan Repko doubles down at Southern National

LUCAMA, NC – Ryan Repko made the most of his Southern National Motorsports Park debut on Saturday night, and Sunday afternoon, by scoring wins each day of the weekend doubleheader. Repko, …
UNC Notebook
Mack is back, and the Tar Heels are in the win column

With North Carolina’s 24–20 win over South Carolina on Saturday, head coach Mack Brown became the first UNC head coach to win a season opener against a Power 5 opponent since, well, Mack …

NC State Notebook
McKay better than OK so far for Wolfpack

Dave Doeren is not concerned with his starting quarterback.  The move to Matt McKay as the primary signal caller in 2019 is bound to have its ups and downs.  The redshirt sophomore is …

Duke Notebook
DUKE NOTEBOOK: Blue Devils look to learn more about themselves versus MTSU

DURHAM — Finding some middle ground at Middle Tennessee State might help Duke define what type of team it can be this year. So far, the Blue Devils failed to live up to expectations in their …

ECU Notebook
No quick start to pending ECU rebuild

Those who were hoping Mike Houston and his staff could sprinkle some magic dust on East Carolina’s football program and compete with one of the ACC’s more stable programs immediately got …